Topfin LEDs

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by gms63, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. gms63Valued MemberMember

    I bought the topfin 10gal starter kit at petsmart a few months ago. Im wondering what the watts per gallon are for these lights. I have 2 amazon swords and am wondering if i have a lowlight aquarium or not. Thanks!
     
  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    With those lights, you definitely have low light. They may be too low to grow swords, but you could always try!
     
  3. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    I am using the same lighting to grow an Amazon Sword and while I don't see huge growth, it's not dying so I'm thinking I might be able to squeak by. The crypts and Java Fern in the same tank however are already shooting little baby leaves and plantlets :)
     
  4. gms63Valued MemberMember

    Cool thanks! Do you think I could fit java fern in a 10 gallon with my 2 slow growing amazon swords?
     
  5. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

    I don't see why not. Of course, if your Amazon Sword does grow it will eventually take over your tank. They get HUGE.
     
  6. gms63Valued MemberMember

    Do you use ferts or root tabs?
     
  7. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You should use root tabs for swords. They're heavy root feeders.
     
  8. Lchi87ModeratorModerator Member

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